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in washington from president obama's state of the union address to gop lawmakers blocking chuck hagel's nomination for secretary of defense. earlier today i talked to chris wallace about how he thinks the hagel nomination will play out. >> i think most republicans don't want to block the nomination. they wanted to use the leverage to get some more information from the white house, especially on the benghazi terror attack. they feel that the administration has not leveled with them and a lot of questions they have they hope to use the leverage to get that information. they come back a week from tuesday and the expectation is that if, if they get the answers to the questions they have that they will stop their filibuster, which is in effect what it is, and allow the nomination to go through. i think it would be a surprise unless some very damaging information comes out between now and then, i think both sides expect the hagel nomination to go through. >> let me ask you it seems like president obama came out in the state of a union and had somewhat of a conciliatory tone and seemed to ha
big story this evening. president obama's pick for defense secretary chuck hagel was on the hot seat today. the former nebraska senator defended his record at a confirmation hearing taking on issues that ranged from israel to iran to his support for a group that advocates nuclear weapons. hagel was challenged on the troop surge in iraq. >> i would like you to answer whether you were right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things today. >> let the record show refused to answer that question. i actually would like an answer yes or no. >> well, i think it's far more complicated than yes or no. as i've already said, my answer is i'll defer that judgment to history. i'm fully committed to the president's goal of preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. as i have been on record on that issue, as i've said in the past many times, all options must be on the table to achieve that goal. >> despite tough criticism from republicans hagel is expected to be confirmed as the next defense secretary. >>> also up on t
big story, senate republicans have blocked the nomination for chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense by a 58-40 vote. the nature fell short of 60 votes needed to -- the senate fell short of 60 votes needed to advance the confirmation. the holdup, unrelated questions about president obama's actions following the attack in benghazi, libya. >> i think that is a sufficient period of time to get answers to outstanding questions and i think senator hagel after that period of time deserves a vote and up or down vote on his nomination. >> following the delay president obama spoke out against the filibuster but said he's confident hagel will eventually win confirmation. >>> to virginia where a new handgun law is closer to becoming law to keep the name of concealed handgun permit holders private. originally only applicants' names were shielded but the house expanded the bill to cover all permit holders. the bill is now headed to the governor's desk. >>> a student accused of a hoax has been ordered to undergo a psychic evaluation. brian hairston is accused of calling 911 last month r
leaders. he says the nominations of chuck hagel and john brennan could be sidetracked. graham has serious concerns about whether the president did enough to stop the attack that killed four americans. >> i do believe if he had picked up the phone, called the libyan government, these folks could have gotten out of the airport, to the annex, and the last two guys may very well be alive, and if he did call the libyan officials and they sort of blew him off that will affect whether or not i would give foreign and in the future to libya, but if he failed to call, on behalf of those people under siege, i think that's a massive failure of leadership by our commander in chief. >> reporter: but democrats suggest graham is doing the country a disservice. >> it's unprecedented to stop or attempt to try to stop the nomination of a secretary of defense and a cia director. we need the men and women of the defense need that secretary of defense. >> reporter: a vote was postponed until this week. in washington, fox news. >>> looking ahead stop bama's state of the union on tuesday, where budget issues wil
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